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Updated May 22, 2017
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ABB Chief Executive Officer Ulrich Spiesshofer
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  • It maybe affects your work life balance if you didn't managw your time wisely (in 27 reviews)

  • Low salary in comparison with other international companies (in 25 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Great Company!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Management in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Management in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ABB full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Super good engineering/innovation. Open and creative attitude. On a roll in the USA adding new products and going after new markets

    Cons

    Minimal. Sometimes inconvenient to navigate a large company

    Advice to Management

    Keep it going! Thank you for investing in the USA!

    ABB Response

    May 3, 2017 – ABB

    We appreciate the feedback. Thank you!


  2. "Application engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Applications Engineer in New Berlin, WI
    Former Employee - Applications Engineer in New Berlin, WI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ABB full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    A very interactive culture throughout.

    Cons

    Large company, easy to get lost.


  3. "Great place to work."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Process Control Engineer in South Boston, VA
    Former Employee - Process Control Engineer in South Boston, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ABB full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with and have the best opportunity to use what I learned in college. They hire within the company first to better yourself before hiring outside.

    Cons

    Insurance costs to much for what it cost you monthly and doesn't cover certain medicines that my family and others need on a daily basis.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Quality Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jefferson City, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jefferson City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ABB full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    A lot of hands on experience. Everybody is very friendly and eager to help

    Cons

    Work hours are a bit extreme. May not be true, but it seems the expectation from management is a 10 hour minimum work day.

    Advice to Management

    Push for change, not just action items. Management is very reactive in their decision making. Different daily priorities will not drive change.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Low morale"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greenville, SC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greenville, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at ABB full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great coworkers, benefits ok, working conditons decent

    Cons

    Even though changes are needed,not all changes are good. Outsourcing of key jobs (Accounting, HR, Supply chain, IT). The jobs that those in these positions, not downsized or transferred to other positions, are more difficut to perform.

    Advice to Management

    We all know that change can be good, but this putsourcing has not helped the employees or improved getting the product to the customer. Rethink this outsourcing.. Even though it looks to save money, does it really if you are losing long term, knowledeable, dedicated employees?. Those not displaced by this are leaving on their own. Not to mention, our customers suffer.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good Company Going Through Changes"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ABB full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Deep industry expertise in power and robotics marketplaces
    - Focused on employee development in a multi-cultural environment
    - Growing business in a tough marketplace
    - Keenly focused on building IOT expertise
    - Working hard to become customer/market focused

    Cons

    - Still an engineering driven business
    - If you are not very self driven and motivated it's easy to get lost and become a small cog in the big ABB machine
    - Too country focused ... need to become more centrally

    Advice to Management

    Continue to support ABB Digital - I'm impressed with Guido Jouret.

    Need to continue evolving business away from an engineering oriented culture to a market driven business. Engineering is simply not very market savvy and the company needs to move business decisions away from engineering as soon as possible.

    ABB Response

    Apr 26, 2017 – ABB

    We appreciate the feedback. Thank you!


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Innovation"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Management in Jefferson City, MO
    Current Employee - Sales Management in Jefferson City, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ABB full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Fast changing, good work experience, worldwide corp, high ceiling, innovation and leadership, customer focus. Is a big family all looking to contribute with the progress of the company.

    Cons

    Fast changing, can improve market strategies, it looks like the competition is more agressive is some areas. Increase present is other areas

    Advice to Management

    HHRR is you most valuable assesment

    ABB Response

    May 3, 2017 – ABB

    We appreciate the feedback. Thank you!


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Job Stability/Low morale"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greenville, SC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greenville, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at ABB full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Coworkers are great! Benefits are average

    Cons

    Outsourcing of jobs, no recognition, Low morale

    Advice to Management

    Long term, dedicated, knowledgeable employees are looking for other positions and leaving due to management. Reducing key local workforce and outsourcing jobs. Specifically - Accounting, IT, HR, Supply Chain making jobs remaining difficult to perform due to the outsourcing - thus hindering meeting the needs of the customer and employees.


  10. "Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at ABB full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good company, good training.

    Cons

    A lot of managers to report Some Managers without the technical knowledge

    Advice to Management

    Encourage workers to work as a team, not against each division.

    ABB Response

    May 3, 2017 – ABB

    We appreciate the feedback. Thank you!


  11. Helpful (2)

    "It was a good run"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Sales Executive in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Sales Executive in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ABB (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It was a huge company opened doors

    Cons

    It was a huge company moved slow


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